Agricultural Water Management: Proceedings of a Workshop in by National Research Council, Policy and Global Affairs, PDF

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By National Research Council, Policy and Global Affairs, Science and Technology for Sustainability Program, Laura Holliday

ISBN-10: 0309106036

ISBN-13: 9780309106030

This file encompasses a choice of papers from a workshop---Strengthening Science-Based Decision-Making for Sustainable administration of Scarce Water assets for Agricultural construction, held in Tunisia. individuals, together with scientists, choice makers, representatives of non-profit corporations, and a farmer, got here from the us and several other nations in North Africa and the center East. The papers tested constraints to agricultural construction because it pertains to water shortage; concentrating on 1) the nation of the technological know-how relating to water administration for agricultural reasons within the heart East and North Africa 2) how technology could be utilized to higher deal with latest water offers to optimize the family construction of meals and fiber. The cross-cutting subject matters of the workshop have been the weather or ideas of science-based determination making, the position of the clinical group in making sure that technology is an essential component of the choice making procedure, and how you can increase communications among scientists and determination makers.

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Evaluation of ways to improve the utility and communication of scientific research is itself a legitimate research objective that will significantly enhance the societal benefits of investments in science. An expanded focus on applied and adaptive scientific research is likely to result in increased interaction with policy-makers and water managers. 31 Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. html References Bernabo, J. Christopher. 1995. Communication Among Scientists, Decision Makers and Society: Developing Policy-Relevant Global Climate Change Research.

Html and adapted as more experience with the system yields more information (Walters and Holling, 1992). The importance of adaptive management cannot be overemphasized. Data on water are lacking in many regions of the world even as the need for water management intensifies. Moreover, projected levels of population growth suggest that water management will need to become more pervasive if sufficient quantities are to be available to meet the drinking water and sanitation demands and grow the additional food needed to support more people.

It is vital for every country to develop economic growth strategies based on knowledge and innovation. In order to successfully meet the challenges of globalization, African countries, in general, and Senegal, in particular, must place science and technology at the heart of their development policy. The scholar Cheikh Anta Diop recognized the crucial role of knowledge, science and, specifically, for technology in any development policy. ” As a developing country with a primarily agricultural economy, Senegal is confronted with limited human and material resources in scientific and technological fields, and therefore, has problems incorporating science and technology into its development policies.

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